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El Paso’s Segundo Barrio FC Receives Award from U.S. Soccer Foundation

Officials with Segundo Barrio Futbol Club announced this weekend that the organization has been awarded the 2019 Urban Soccer Symposium Impact Award from the U.S. Soccer Foundation, the national model for sports-based youth development programs in underserved communities.

“This is an enormous honor,” said SBFC Executive Director, Simon Chandler. “It validates the work we have been doing since 2011 on the Southside of El Paso. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the wonderful support that we have received from the El Paso community.”

Segundo Barrio FC received the Impact Award for its work using soccer as a tool for social change by developing programs that foster the physical, mental, and emotional growth of youth in the Segundo Barrio neighborhood.

“It is with great pleasure that we present the third annual Urban Soccer Symposium Awards to We Can Kick It, Segundo Barrio FC, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel,” said Ed Foster-Simeon, President & CEO of the U.S. Soccer Foundation.

“It is because of the innovations of organizations and individuals like these that we continue to grow as a community and, in turn, are able to positively impact more and more young lives through sport.”

Founded in 2011, Segundo Barrio FC is a volunteer-run organization and started with just one team. Today, the organization serves 150
young people in three main programs: a competitive travel team that competes year-round in leagues and tournament; an afterschool soccer and reading club; and a college preparatory program, which supports high school players academically and provides pathways to higher education.

Responding to the unique realities youth face living on the border between the United States and Mexico, Segundo Barrio identifies best practices and adapts them to their environment to ensure a lasting impact on both their youth and their community.

This award is a part of the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Urban Soccer Symposium Awards, which recognize best practices and innovation in the sports-based youth development community and honor the exceptional achievements of organizations and individuals within those communities.

The award was presented during the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s 2019 Urban Soccer Symposium, the nation’s premier event where executive directors, mentors, and program administrators learn and exchange best practices in the use of soccer as vehicle for youth development.

Segundo Barrio Futbol Club tours UTEP

The members of the Segundo Barrio Futbol Club are getting a kick up on college life, thanks to a recent visit to the University of Texas at El Paso.

The soccer players, who range from freshmen all the way to seniors, toured the campus and got an in-depth presentation of what it takes to become a Miner.

Monday’s visit gave students a first-hand look at college life.

Juan Adame, the club’s assistant director, said the students were enthusiastic about the visit.

“The club does more than just teach them about soccer,” he said. “It gives us the opportunity to improve their lives through academics and education.”

Segundo Barrio Futbol Club is a non-profit that works with students in the South Side ensure social change through a focus on academic and a shared love of soccer.

“The students were very excited about the visit because it exposed them to what the possibilities are,” Adame said. “The goal of Segundo Barrio Futbol Club is to create well-rounded individuals who have lofty career goals.”

A total of 20 Bowie students participated in the tour.

Story and Photo by Elena Fitzmaurice – EPISD

Segundo Barrio Futbol Club Takes on Local Leaders in Third Annual Charity Cup

Are you ready for some fútbol? The Segundo Barrio Futbol Club’s 2018 Charity Cup game will take place from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Guillen Middle School.

The third annual event will feature two adult teams — The Bears, captained by El Pasoan Rusty Morris and The Panthers, captained by EPISD Trustee Susie Byrd. The teams will compete against the Segundo Barrio Futbol Club’s Under-15 and Under-17 teams to see who comes away with this year’s trophy.

Adding to the soccer action, the Hart and Zavala Elementary School Soccer and Reading Clubs will also compete against one another before the Segundo Barrio Futbol Club takes on its adult competitors.

In addition, the day will include the unveiling of the Segundo Barrio FC’s new uniforms, designed by acclaimed El Paso artist Jesus “Cimi” Alvarado.

There will also be music, local graffiti artists creating live art on our Segundo Barrio FC car, Casa Ford will have cars on display and food trucks will be on hand serving up delicious eats and refreshments.

There also will be Segundo Barrio FC merchandise for sale.

2018 Charity Cup

What: Segundo Barrio Futbol Club’s Under-15 and Under-17 teams will take on two adult teams

When: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018

Where: Guillen Middle School, 900 S. Cotton St.

Cost: Free

Schedule of events

11:30 a.m.: Hart Elementary Soccer and Reading Club vs. Zavala Elementary Soccer and Reading Club

12:15 p.m.: Segundo Barrio FC new uniform unveiling

12:30 p.m.: 2018 Charity Cup game

2:45 p.m. Presentation of medals and trophy

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